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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938175/telomere-length-and-procedural-justice-predict-stress-reactivity-responses-to-unfair-outcomes-in-african-americans
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Todd Lucas, Jennifer Pierce, Mark A Lumley, Douglas A Granger, Jue Lin, Elissa S Epel
This experiment demonstrates that chromosomal telomere length (TL) moderates response to injustice among African Americans. Based on worldview verification theory - an emerging psychosocial framework for understanding stress - we predicted that acute stress responses would be most pronounced when individual-level expectancies for justice were discordant with justice experiences. Healthy African Americans (N=118; 30% male; M age=31.63years) provided dried blood spot samples that were assayed for TL, and completed a social-evaluative stressor task during which high versus low levels of distributive (outcome) and procedural (decision process) justice were simultaneously manipulated...
September 7, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937311/it-s-not-as-bad-as-you-think-menopausal-representations-are-more-positive-in-postmenopausal-women
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Lydia Brown, Valerie Brown, Fiona Judd, Christina Bryant
INTRODUCTION: The menopausal transition is associated with underlying hormonal changes that can contribute to a range of physical and emotional symptoms. Psycho-social factors including attitudes and internal representations play a central role in women's experience of the menopause, but very little is known about how representations might differ across menopausal stages. METHODS: A sample of 387 women aged 40-60 completed a postal questionnaire that included the menopausal representations questionnaire, the emotional representation subscale adapted from the illness perception questionnaire, and data on menopausal status...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936803/independent-contributions-of-early-positive-parenting-and-mother-son-coercion-on-emerging-social-development
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Berna Akcinar, Daniel S Shaw
In the current study, we explored associations between parent-child coercion and positive parenting in the toddler period in relation to children's social-behavioral development during the school-age period. The data were drawn from the Pitt Mother & Child Project, a sample of 310 low-income, ethnically diverse boys. Drawing on tenets of both attachment and social learning theory, it was hypothesized that coercive mother-son interaction would lead to reductions in positive maternal parenting in the toddler period, and that both positive parenting and mother-son coercion in the toddler period would contribute to children's conduct problems at school entry and lower social skills and peer rejection in middle childhood...
September 21, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936296/oral-lymphoepithelial-cyst-a-clinicopathological-study-of-26-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Maria Sykara, Panagiotis Ntovas, Eleni-Marina Kalogirou, Konstantinos I Tosios, Alexandra Sklavounou
INTRODUCTION: Τo describe the clinicopathological features of 26 oral lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs) and review the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-six cases of oral LECs diagnosed during a 37-year period were retrospectively collected. The patients' gender and age, as well as the main clinical features of the cysts were retrieved from the requisition forms. The main microscopic features were recorded after reevaluation of all cases. Pubmed and Google Scholar electronic databases were searched with the key word "oral LEC"...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935904/functional-neural-networks-of-honesty-and-dishonesty-in-children-evidence-from-graph-theory-analysis
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Xiao Pan Ding, Si Jia Wu, Jiangang Liu, Genyue Fu, Kang Lee
The present study examined how different brain regions interact with each other during spontaneous honest vs. dishonest communication. More specifically, we took a complex network approach based on the graph-theory to analyze neural response data when children are spontaneously engaged in honest or dishonest acts. Fifty-nine right-handed children between 7 and 12 years of age participated in the study. They lied or told the truth out of their own volition. We found that lying decreased both the global and local efficiencies of children's functional neural network...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934037/middle-range-theory-coping-and-adaptation-with-active-aging
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Martha Elba Salazar-Barajas, Bertha Cecilia Salazar-González, Esther Carlota Gallegos-Cabriales
Various disciplines focus on a multiplicity of aspects of aging: lifestyles, personal biological factors, psychological conditions, health conditions, physical environment, and social and economic factors. The aforementioned are all related to the determinants of active aging. The aim is to describe the development of a middle-range theory based on coping and adaptation with active aging. Concepts and relationships derived from Roy's model of adaptation are included. The proposed concepts are hope, health habits, coping with aging, social relations, and active aging...
October 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933896/the-effects-of-sleep-deprivation-on-item-and-associative-recognition-memory
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Roger Ratcliff, Hans P A Van Dongen
Sleep deprivation adversely affects the ability to perform cognitive tasks, but theories range from predicting an overall decline in cognitive functioning because of reduced stability in attentional networks to specific deficits in various cognitive domains or processes. We measured the effects of sleep deprivation on two memory tasks, item recognition ("was this word in the list studied") and associative recognition ("were these two words studied in the same pair"). These tasks test memory for information encoded a few minutes earlier and so do not address effects of sleep deprivation on working memory or consolidation after sleep...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933890/environmental-sensitivity-in-children-development-of-the-highly-sensitive-child-scale-and-identification-of-sensitivity-groups
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Michael Pluess, Elham Assary, Francesca Lionetti, Kathryn J Lester, Eva Krapohl, Elaine N Aron, Arthur Aron
A large number of studies document that children differ in the degree they are shaped by their developmental context with some being more sensitive to environmental influences than others. Multiple theories suggest that Environmental Sensitivity is a common trait predicting the response to negative as well as positive exposures. However, most research to date has relied on more or less proximal markers of Environmental Sensitivity. In this paper we introduce a new questionnaire-the Highly Sensitive Child (HSC) scale-as a promising self-report measure of Environmental Sensitivity...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933877/the-developmental-course-of-community-service-across-the-transition-to-adulthood-in-a-national-u-s-sample
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Laura Wray-Lake, John Schulenberg, Katherine M Keyes, Jennifer Shubert
Despite the importance of community service for the well-being of individuals and communities, relatively little is known about the developmental course of community service during the transition to adulthood (TTA). This study tested competing hypotheses about change in community service across the TTA by estimating latent growth models from Ages 18 to 26 in a national U.S. SAMPLE: Analyses tested for cohort differences in community service and for individual differences in developmental trajectories by socioeconomic status, gender, grades, religiosity, race/ethnicity, college expectations, and college degree attainment...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933747/facilitators-of-physical-activity-voices-of-adolescents-in-a-disadvantaged-community
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Linus Jonsson, Christina Berg, Christel Larsson, Peter Korp, Eva-Carin Lindgren
Despite increasing socioeconomic inequalities in the health and well-being of adolescents, the voices of adolescents in disadvantaged communities regarding facilitators of physical activity (PA) have received relatively little attention. In response, the purpose of this study was to illuminate what adolescents in a multicultural community of low socioeconomic status (SES) in Sweden convey concerning facilitators of PA. Adolescents (n = 53, aged 12-13 years) were recruited from a school in a multicultural community of low SES in Sweden...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933658/a-captive-a-wreck-a-piece-of-dirt-aging-anxieties-embodied-in-older-people-with-a-death-wish
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Els van Wijngaarden, Carlo Leget, Anne Goossensen, Robert Pool, Anne-Mei The
The aims of this present study were to explore the use and meaning of metaphors and images about aging in older people with a death wish and to elucidate what these metaphors and images tell us about their self-understanding and imagined feared future. Twenty-five in-depth interviews with Dutch older people with a death wish (median 82 years) were analyzed by making use of a phenomenological-hermeneutical metaphor analysis approach. We found 10 central metaphorical concepts: (a) struggle, (b) victimhood, (c) void, (d) stagnation, (e) captivity, (f) breakdown, (g) redundancy, (h) subhumanization, (i) burden, and (j) childhood...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933191/dementia-friendly-initiatives-a-state-of-the-science-review
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Catherine A Hebert, Kezia Scales
Background Dementia friendly initiatives share similarities with the age-friendly movement in a focus on active engagement and creating a good quality of life for older adults. Dementia friendly initiatives offer a welcoming optimistic narrative in dementia studies by embracing dignity, empowerment, and autonomy to enable well-being throughout the dementia trajectory. Purpose The purpose of this review is to explore the current science of dementia friendly initiatives, identify gaps, and inform future research...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931496/computerized-adaptive-testing-provides-reliable-and-efficient-depression-measurement-using-the-ces-d-scale
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Bao Sheng Loe, David Stillwell, Chris Gibbons
BACKGROUND: The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) is a measure of depressive symptomatology which is widely used internationally. Though previous attempts were made to shorten the CES-D scale, few have attempted to develop a Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT) version for the CES-D. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide evidence on the efficiency and accuracy of the CES-D when administered using CAT using an American sample group. METHODS: We obtained a sample of 2060 responses to the CESD-D from US participants using the myPersonality application...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930760/medical-education-and-health-care-delivery-a-call-to-better-align-goals-and-purposes
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David P Sklar, Paul A Hemmer, Steven J Durning
The transformation of the U.S. health care system is under way, driven by the needs of an aging population, rising health care spending, and the availability of health information. However, the speed and effectiveness of the transformation of health care delivery will depend, in large part, upon engagement of the health professions community and changes in clinicians' practice behaviors. Current efforts to influence practice behaviors emphasize changes in the health payment system with incentives to move from fee-for-service to alternative payment models...
September 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929676/-understanding-and-development-strategy-of-health-food-containing-chinese-materia-medica
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Lin-Yuan Wang, Jian-Jun Zhang, Chun Wang, Jing-Xia Wang, Ying-Li Zhu, Jia Wang, Xue-Min Gao
Health food containing Chinese materia medica (CMM) conforms to the development demands of the age of big health and the theory of preventive treatment. In the view of health care and improvement of resisting diseases, it plays an important role in the market. It is very necessary to have further study and discussion on health food containing CMM. First of all, by comparing, analyzing and summarizing, the health food containing CMM could be defined as the health food which is qualified in security and functionality evaluation, with the traditional Chinese medicines(TCM) within TCM standards as the main raw materials, and the formulation-composition is based on the theory of TCM...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929398/language-brokering-among-latino-immigrant-families-moderating-variables-and-youth-outcomes
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Rebecca M Anguiano
The children of immigrants often serve as language brokers, or cultural and linguistic intermediaries, between their families and the host culture. Although language brokering is common practice among immigrant communities, it is a growing body of research in need of theoretical grounding and further study. The present study empirically tested a theoretical model of the effects of language brokering with moderating variables, informed by the segmented assimilation literature, among 362 (48% female) Latino adolescents ranging in age from 11 to 18 years (M = 13...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929013/constructing-three-emotion-knowledge-tests-from-the-invariant-measurement-approach
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Ana R Delgado, Gerardo Prieto, Debora I Burin
BACKGROUND: Psychological constructionist models like the Conceptual Act Theory (CAT) postulate that complex states such as emotions are composed of basic psychological ingredients that are more clearly respected by the brain than basic emotions. The objective of this study was the construction and initial validation of Emotion Knowledge measures from the CAT frame by means of an invariant measurement approach, the Rasch Model (RM). Psychological distance theory was used to inform item generation...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928700/implementing-the-target-model-in-physical-education-effects-on-perceived-psychobiosocial-and-motivational-states-in-girls
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Laura Bortoli, Maurizio Bertollo, Edson Filho, Selenia di Fronso, Claudio Robazza
Grounded in achievement goal and self-determination theories, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of mastery and performance climate interventions on students' psychobiosocial (PBS) states and self-determined motivation. A first study was conducted to determine the validity of the measures. In a second study, two groups of female students (N = 65, 14-15 years of age) took part in the investigation. A mastery-performance group participated in eight task-involving lessons and then in another set of eight ego-involving lessons...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928092/idh2-deficiency-accelerates-renal-dysfunction-in-aged-mice
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Su Jeong Lee, Hanvit Cha, Seoyoon Lee, Hyunjin Kim, Hyeong Jun Ku, Sung Hwan Kim, Jung Hyun Park, Jin Hyup Lee, Kwon Moo Park, Jeen-Woo Park
The free radical or oxidative stress theory of aging postulates that senescence is due to an accumulation of cellular oxidative damage, caused largely by reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are produced as by-products of normal metabolic processes in mitochondria. The oxidative stress may arise as a result of either increased ROS production or decreased ability to detoxify ROS. The availability of the mitochondrial NADPH pool is critical for the maintenance of the mitochondrial antioxidant system. The major enzyme responsible for generating mitochondrial NADPH is mitochondrial NADP(+)-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH2)...
September 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927322/-it-s-important-that-we-learn-too-empowering-parents-to-facilitate-participation-in-physical-activity-for-children-and-youth-with-disabilities
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Claire E Willis, Siobhan Reid, Catherine Elliott, Astrid Nyquist, Reidun Jahnsen, Michael Rosenberg, Sonya Girdler
AIM: The actions and behaviors of parents have been identified as key factors that influence a child's participation in physical activity. However, there is limited knowledge of how parents can be supported to embody facilitative roles. This study aimed to explore how an ecological intervention encourages parents of children with disabilities to develop as facilitators, to enable ongoing physical activity participation in a child's local environment. METHODS: A qualitative design using grounded theory was employed...
September 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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